I’ve cleaned another snippet of these deleted scenes, and I have to say I really enjoy working on them. I’ve got a decent amount of spare time at the moment, so I will hopefully make a fair bit of progress on these scenes.
Thanks for the note by the way ifjg. I remember watching his restoration a few years ago and being pretty amazed, but from what I’ve seen, he is changing backgrounds and adding new graphics to the scenes, which is not what I’m doing, so I’m not sure if the vision aligns there.
I’ve published a quick comparison of a fairly simple scene that I have done: https://youtu.be/XL4qsva6l9s
Looking good. I smiled at the comparison to the AI restoration. I tried running the scenes through a film restoration script to reinsert in the film before, but something looked really off and I couldn’t put my finger on what it was.
I’m fine with some imperfections in the shots if it means getting these finished in a timely fashion. I feel like it’s way overdue for this restored footage to get out there.
After rewatching, the shaking doesn’t bother me too much but I’m in agreement that there’s a little too much pink in the color graded. Since there’s a lot of subjectivity in what colors people prefer in the main film to begin with, I think it’d be most efficient to release these without color grading.